Gillis van Valckenborch

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Massacre of the Innocents (c. 1590-1595), National Museum, Warsaw

Gillis van Valckenborch (1570–1622) was a Flemish Baroque painter.

Biography[edit]

Van Valckenborch was born in Antwerp. According to the RKD he was the son of the painter Marten van Valckenborch, the brother of the painter Frederik van Valckenborch, and the nephew of the painter Lucas van Valckenborch.[1] He travelled to Rome in 1591-1592 and returned to Frankfurt, where he became the teacher of Hendrik van der Borcht the elder.[1] He died in Frankfurt. Like the rest of his family, he is known for landscapes, but was also proficient at figures. His works are displayed at e.g. the Grohmann Museum in Milwaukee,[1] and Kadriorg Palace (part of the Art Museum of Estonia) in Tallinn, Estonia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gillis van Valckenborch in the RKD
  2. ^ "Art Museum of Estonia". Retrieved 15 February 2013.